Jul 22, 2016

ivanka, the trumps' hiding power

The majority of viewers who watched Donald Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night said it made them more likely to vote for him in November, according to a CNN/ORC instant poll.

The poll found that 56% of speech viewers were more likely to vote for the New York businessman after seeing him formally accept the Republican nomination.

32% of viewers said his speech had little effect on them, and 10% said it made them less likely to cast their vote for Trump in November.

Overall, 57% of viewers said they had a “very positive” reaction to Trump’s speech. Meanwhile, 18% said they were “somewhat positive” and 24% said it had a “negative effect.”

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5%.


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Early Pioneer Settlement

Image result for leavenworthThe area was eventually settled by pioneers in search of gold, furs, and fertile farmland. Stakes were claimed, land was tracked, and the Leavenworth area was soon bustling with settlers. By 1890, the original town was built on the Icicle Flats.

It wasn’t until the end of the century that the town began to blossom with the arrival of the rail line. The Great Northern Railway Company’s tracks through Leavenworth brought with them opportunities for work, commerce, and a new economy.

Plan for Rebirth

But in the early 1960’s, everything changed. In a last-chance effort to turn their precarious situation around, the leaders of the community decided to change Leavenworth’s appearance, hoping to bring tourism into the area. Using the beautiful backdrop of the surrounding Alpine hills to their advantage, the town agreed to remodel their hamlet in the form of a Bavarian village.

Hoping to create more than a mere facelift, the entire community rallied to create the illusion of Bavaria in the middle of Washington State. Besides the complete renovation of the downtown area, community members worked to begin a series of festivals. The Autumn Leaf Festival, Maifest, and the extremely popular Christmas Lighting Ceremony were the first of many attractions Leavenworth offered to passers-by.

Leavenworth, the Bavarian Village

The new plan worked. Ever since the change to a Bavarian motif, Leavenworth has become a pillar of the tourism industry in the Pacific Northwest. Today, close to two million tourists come to Leavenworth each year, each visitor finding their own individual love affair with the community. The story is a landmark case of human spirit: The people of Leavenworth not only survived their most critical hour, they endured.

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Jul 20, 2016


We are a small town to some and big city to others.

Image result for wenatcheeWe are at a confluence of two rivers, the rushing Wenatchee and the mighty Columbia in a land enveloped by the foothills and towering peaks of the Cascades.  We are a place where the earth’s geology is ever present.  We have harnessed the power of our waters to power the west and cultivated our valley to give the world fruits from our orchards and wine from our vineyards.

The spirit of our people is the result of a place that knows how to produce.  We put faith in the land to make the harvest each year and have innovated ways to share our bounty across this nation and world.  Our innovation does not stop with the land; we invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices.  Underneath sunny skies we take to the slopes, the rivers, the trails, and the loop to ski, kayak, hike, and bike.  Our streets and trails are filled with sculpture bringing art to our people.  We are a small town to some and big city to others.  But to all, whether visitor or local, we provide a way to escape from everyday routines.

We are a place where a choice made history on the first transpacific flight.  We are a place where a community chose to rally behind a vision to build a dam that would free the west.  We have made a choice to embrace the future through our past in a building twice scrapped that will emerge as a market that will bring us together.  The choices here are as plentiful as the orchards are fruitful.

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Jul 19, 2016

lake chelan

The Lake Chelan Valley is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home. The Valley offers four seasons of recreation, charming shopping districts, and bountiful agriculture including an emerging wine industry. Centrally located, full-time and part-time residents find it an ideal location for telecommuting with quality infrastructure and easy access to destinations across the state. The Lake Chelan Valley encompasses the communities of Chelan, Manson and Stehekin.

With ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, a thriving art scene, and a superior community hospital, residents of the Lake Chelan Valley pride themselves on having a high quality of life. The Lake Chelan Valley maintains the strong sense of community rich in small towns. Residents greet each other by name and community service is alive and well, apparent in strong participation among the community’s civic groups. The Valley’s natural beauty, coupled with abundant amenities, make it an excellent place to live.
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Glacier Creation

Lake Chelan formed gradually over millions of years with the rise of the Cascade Mountains. Today about 100 glaciers are liberally sprinkled on the peaks draining into Lake Chelan. These glaciers store water through the summer, which helps irrigate the productive fruit orchards in the lowlands.

Native Americans

Native Americans probably inhabited the lower Lake Chelan Valley for thousands of years prior to its “discovery” by pioneer trappers, explorers, and prospectors in the 1800s. The Native Americans were called the “Tsillane,” later spelled Chelan, meaning ‘deep water.’

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A chunk of Melania Trump's Republican National Convention speech appears to have been lifted from Michelle Obama's address at the 2008 Democratic convention.

Trump said on the TODAY Show that she wrote the speech largely on her own, telling host Matt Lauer that: "I read once over it, and that's all. Because I wrote it…with as little help as possible."

Her emotional address to GOP delegates on Monday night sought to show her husband's softer side, a star turn that quickly drew glowing praise.

Trump convention manager Paul Manafort responded to the controversy on CNN on Tuesday morning, saying "there is no cribbing of Michelle Obama's speech."

"These were common words and values, and she cares about her family," Manafort said. "To think that she would do something like that, knowing how scrutinized her speech was going to be last night, is just really absurd."

The Trump campaign release a statement early Tuesday that did not directly address the allegations.

"In writing her beautiful speech, Melania's team of writers took notes on her life's inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking," Trump senior communications advisor Jason Miller said in the statement. "Melania's immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.

Source: nbcnews

Jul 14, 2016

it is out of place

"I think it is out of place in an appointed branch of government. That shows bias to me," Ryan said. "I don't think that is something she should have done." House Speaker Paul Ryan 

"Tôi nghĩ cái này không đúng chổ cho một phân ngành chính phủ (Tư Pháp). Nó có vẻ đầy thành kiến đối với tôi. Ryan nói. "Tôi không nghĩ là bà ta nên làm một chuyện như vậy."

Được hỏi ý kiến về lời phát biểu của Thẩm Phán TCPV Ruth Bader Ginsburg trước đó nói rằng ông Donald Trump là một "faker", Chủ Tịch Hạ Nghị Viện Paul Ryan đã trả lời như trên. Một ý kiến rất khôn ngoan. Và nặng ký. Nó khiến cho bà Thẩm Phán phải lên tiếng tạ lỗi với ứng cử viên TT Donald Trump.

(CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan says presidential elections are a "binary choice" -- and Donald Trump is a better one than Hillary Clinton.

In a town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper Tuesday night, the Wisconsin Republican tried to turn the focus away from Trump onto the overall GOP agenda. But the tension underlying all his answers was on how they matched — or didn't — with Trump, and what his endorsement meant.

Part of Ryan's case for Trump includes the argument that a Republican president -- any Republican president -- would choose more conservative Supreme Court nominees than Hillary Clinton.
His go-to example to make that case: Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The left-leaning, 83-year-old justice criticized Donald Trump again this week, calling him a "faker" in an interview with CNN's Joan Biskupic.
"I think it is out of place in an appointed branch of government. That shows bias to me," Ryan said. "I don't think that is something she should have done."

Source: CNN

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Lời Việt: Chuyện Tình Yêu - Phạm Duy

Chuyện tình yêu đôi ta ngày ấy đẹp như mơ
Chuyện tình yêu đôi ta ngày ấy đẹp như thơ
Mình làm quen nhau trên đường vắng khuya
Dìu nhau qua bao nhiêu hè phố mưa
Ngồi ôm nhau công viên lạnh giá

Chuyện tình yêu đôi ta ngày ấy đầy mộng mơ
Chuyện tình yêu đôi ta ngày ấy thật kiêu sa
Và trần gian thênh thang chỉ có ta
Mình cho nhau yêu thương rồi xót xa
Rồi chia ly rồi đến phôi pha

Đến bây giờ anh đã là cánh trắng chim bay sau chân trời
Đến bây giờ em đã là bóng dáng cô liêu trong ngậm ngùi
Đến bây giờ em vẫn buồn nhớ
Đến bây giờ anh xóa tình cũ
Đến bây giờ em hóa tượng đá
Đứng thiên thu trong mong đợi chờ

Chuyện tình yêu đôi ta ngày ấy giờ còn đâu
Chuyện tình yêu đôi ta ngày ấy thành thương đau
Một mình em lang thang đường phố khuya
Tìm anh trong công viên đầy gió mưa
Kỷ niệm ơi đừng chết trong ta

dennis barloga prints

Nhiếp ảnh của Dennis Barloga vắng bóng người. Thường là ảnh của hoa quả. Nghệ thuật của ông có điều gì thu hút kỳ lạ. Nó giống như ảnh của  tĩnh vật, mà tĩnh vật trước cửa nhà hoặc trên đường phố. Lạ. Rõ ràng sự kiên nhẫn và dụng công săn lùng của nghệ sĩ không dễ dàng.

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Dennis Barloga’s experience with photography began in 1966, when, as a Peace Corps member, he received the gift of a camera to document his time in the Polynesian islands of Tonga. He was immediately fascinated by the challenge.

Upon his return to the United States, he began to study commercial photography at San Francisco City College. Even before his studies were over he was offered freelance commercial work in news, public relations and portraiture. Although his successes quickly mounted, so did a sense of something lacking.

In 1973 Barloga turned toward quieter, more expressive, non-commercial work. His new approach, concerned mostly with nature’s moods, colors, designs, and forms, formed a body of work which is now collected on five continents and throughout the United States, and has appeared nationally in books, magazines and calendars. (Dennis Barloga)

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